New Update Outlook personal email accounts will need more than just usernames and passwords


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Aug 17, 2014
Microsoft has announced some major changes for people who use personal accounts to sign into their Outlook email accounts. Starting on September 16, Outlook personal accounts will no longer support signing into them with what the company calls Basic Authentication, which is the old-fashioned user name and password method.

In a blog post, Microsoft says on that date, Outlook users including people who still get their emails via and must now access their accounts on either a supported mail or calendar app, or use the website. These all use what the company calls Modern Authentication methods. Other apps such as the current Outlook apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, along with Apple Mail and Thunderbird also support Modern Authentication.


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Apr 21, 2016
Yes, Microsoft is indeed enhancing security by phasing out Basic Authentication for Outlook personal accounts starting September 16. Users will need to use Modern Authentication methods, which can be accessed via supported mail or calendar apps, or the website. This also applies to and users.

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